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About Cass County Economic Development Corporation

Board of Directors & Staff

Board Officers

Kirsten Eggena - President

President, Pine River State Bank
"Job growth is critical to enhance the vitality of Cass County. I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the table and add to the great job the Cass County EDC has already been doing."

Laura J. Hansen - Vice President

Breen & Person, Ltd.
"By serving on the CCEDC Board of Directors, I hope to help promote and grow the economic strength and assets of our communities in Cass County. Cass County Economic Development Corporation is an integral part of that."

Randall Morrison - Treasurer

First National Bank North
"Serving on the CCEDC Board of Directors is an exciting opportunity to help create and promote economic growth in our communities. Looking forward to serving with enthusiasm and contributing to a future with confidence."

Geoff Gorvin - Secretary

Paper Storm, and Gorvin Marketing & Public Relations
“Cass County is a great place to live and work, with tremendous potential for business growth. I hope to use my position on the CCEDC Board of Directors to help guide that growth and create opportunities for new and existing businesses.”

Board Members

Charles Black Lance - Director

Director of TRIO Programs, Central Lakes College
“Economic growth in Cass County as well as surrounding counties is vital to the continued health of our communities.”

Micah Eveland - Director

Black Line Conversions
“Economic growth is vital for our local economy. I am proud to be a part of an organization that promotes that!”

Joby Goerges - Director

The GetAway
“I want to give back to my community to help it grow and thrive. As a new business owner myself, I know firsthand how the CCEDC is helping the members of our community.”

Drey Loge - Director

Waste Partners
“Over the last few years, Cass County has grown in population as people recognize our beautiful area to be a great place to work, visit, or retire. That growth needs to be recognized, focused, and driven towards positive economic improvements. I am energized to continue providing outstanding assistance to businesses and improving the economic health of Cass County that the CCEDC has a proven track record of making happen.”

Bill Palmer - Director

Essentia Health
“I believe that economic development – and the EDC – can greatly benefit the communities in Cass County.”

Nathan Sauvageau - Director

Outdoors Sports Systems
"Being able to help with the growth of Cass County economic development is something I have passion for and take great pride in. Our communities here in this region are special and unique, and being able to contribute has been a great experience for me. I would like to further my involvement in the business community of Cass County and create good paying jobs for its residents."


Mike Paulus

Executive Director
Mike Paulus is the Executive Director for the Cass County Economic Development Corporation. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University. He has been working in Business Development since 2008.

Becoming A Board Member

If you are interested in serving as a member of Cass County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, or have someone you would like to nominate, please contact us by March 31, via email to

Requirements for being a board member include:

  • Be a paid member of Cass County EDC
  • Commit to a three-year term
  • Attend at least 5 of the 6 meetings held per year

 It is also desired that board members:

  • Have business experience
  • Are geographically dispersed throughout Cass County
  • Have progressive ideas on county-wide economic development
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